Earth, Moon Older Than Previous Estimates

June 11, 2014 2:30 PM

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Earth, Moon Older Than Previous Estimates

London: Debunking earlier age estimates for both the Earth and the Moon, geochemists have discovered that the final stage of the formation of the two is around 60 million years older than was previously thought.

A new study shows that the timing of the giant impact between the Earth's ancestor and a planet-sized body occurred around 40 million years after the start of solar system formation.

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